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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
going to take to unlock this cash? we have a regulatory environment and economic environment positive and stable. environment is one where we can see growth. not only in the u.k. at economy, but in the export markets. the prime minister is doing the right thing by going to china. we have a pathetic record in many of the fastest-growing economies in the world in terms of export. we have no interest in those economies for delivering exports. that is a primary risk to the u.k. economy. he haven't got enough export infrastructure. the government has to play a more positive role in developing the infrastructure around the world. >> let's talk about infrastructure and focus on what we need to see. have -- you are part of a group of insurers that are to invest in the infrastructure story in the u.k. over the next few years. we are seeing at the moment a lowball number? solvency rules have changed, regulatory roles have changed. a much more is there? >> i think there is more than that. if we want to get a realistic number, i think the treasury did a fantastic job in developing regulations for
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
experience in a work environment. the employer gets to people covering one job. two people get training and the government gives them employment. a real society issue we have got is those million people. >> i am a person that is working for you. i have got kids, i am running around. i need to make my life more flexible. how does this extra person coming in -- person and itthat is tough to get to work at 9:00, at 10:00.can get maybe i can employ someone between 9:00 and 11:00 or between 2:00 and 5:00. i only pay one full-time person. the government supports that but people are learning from each other. they get trained in the job. they might be a marketing assistant, a sales assistant or something. they are starting if they have no new skills. i are learning. get other jobs from a position of employment which is a much easier than having no experience. >> it is a great scheme in terms of social cohesion and putting people back to work. we have a lot of executives fear that say, my number one problem is finding talented people. this assumes that you find two talented people that work. >>
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
check on the french startup environment. >> thank you. i am now joined by eric. he is investing in some of these startups. how important is france at the moment in terms of the startup scene? where in europe is best to invest and how is france competing? >> it is a very interesting question. i do not think there is a better country. what has happened in the past couple of years is that the platforms have been developed, like facebook and google any iphone. to break down the walls. it used to be the war, if you , -- he usedhe war to be the world, if you are not one place in the world, you could not be successful. today, you can be anywhere in the world and be successful. >> what is trending? is it mobile payments or individual hotspots? >> it is everything you have talked about. lifestyle, health, food. all of these things that were not touched by technology before are being submerged by new ideas . a big technologic shift out there. >> give us an idea of food. we have heston blumenthal coming on a little bit later. how is food becoming oriented? a menu to be delivered around you an
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